Black Unemployment Numbers on the Decline

April Ryan

By: April Ryan | | AURN The Black unemployment numbers have the attention of the Obama administration, particularly as they have made a significant drop since 2010 at its peak of 16.8 percent. In June 2014, the numbers stood at 10.7 percent. LISTEN:  Read Statement of US … [Read more...]

VA Report Deadline Nears


By: April Ryan, | AURN It is any minute now for the report on the VA.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says it is due at the end of the week which means it will be on the Presidents desk Friday or Saturday.  LISTEN:  … [Read more...]

Bill Clinton Remembers Nelson Mandela

Peter Morey AP Photograph by Lawrence Morgan

By: April Ryan, | AURN In an exclusive interview with AURN's April Ryan, former President Bill Clinton is remembering the life of his friend, 95 year-old former South African President Nelson Mandela. Clinton explains who Mandela was to him. President Bill Clinton - LISTEN: … [Read more...]

An Unlikely Pair: Silicon Valley and HBCUs

James Shelton, III, Acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

WASHINGTON (AURN) The Department of Education is connecting two unlikely pairs, Silicon Valley and Historically Black colleges and universities. April Ryan speaks with James Shelton, III, acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. LISTEN:   More news and information at … [Read more...]

Mel Watts Confirmation in Jeopardy


By: April Ryan, There is word North Carolina Congressman Mel Watt may be short of the 60 votes needed for Senate Confirmation to become of the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Advocates for the nomination are pushing Civil Rights leaders and others to tout his … [Read more...]

Obama to Discuss Health Care Law in Boston


WASHINGTON (AURN) -- President Obama is taking his Affordable Care Act message to Boston, Mass. Wednesday, a place that was the model for Obamacare. LISTEN: More news and information at … [Read more...]

Working Out the Kinks of Healthcare

By: April Ryan, Right now, a primary focus of the Obama administration is to work on correcting the problems with Fifteen percent of the uninsured population must meet the Federal mandate to be insured by January 2015. Currently, uninsured americans have until March … [Read more...]

The Economy Leading Up To and During the Shutdown

Photo: Ricardo Arduengo, AP

By: April Ryan, 148 thousand jobs were added to the American workforce in September essentially lowering the unemployment rate from 7.3% to 7.2%. That same month the black unemployment numbers stood at 12.9%. The Hispanic rate at 9%. Meanwhile, Labor Secretary Tom Perez … [Read more...]

International Freedoms Report Released

Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- The International Freedoms report of 2012 Has been released by Secretary of State John Kerry. It is a document President Obama uses for foreign countries particularly when there are problems in that area. Listen:   More news and information at   … [Read more...]

President Obama: State of Disaster


(AURN) -- In response to the devastating, mile-wide tornado that swept through Moore, Oklahoma President Obama has declared the town a major disaster area and ordered federal aid be used to supplement state and local recovery efforts. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, is currently … [Read more...]